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iPhone 7 to come with pressure-sensitive home button?

We’re about a month away from the iPhone 7 launch, and by now we must have had every leak, rumour, and pre-release report possible.

But just when you thought there was nothing left to leak, Bloomberg has reported the upcoming handset could arrive with a pressure-sensitive home button.

In fairness, this isn’t the first we’ve heard of such a feature, with rumours of a new home button surfacing earlier this year. But Bloomberg’s report adds a lot of credence to the idea.

Citing ‘people familiar with the matter’, the report claims Apple is readying an ‘updated home button’ which will feature haptic feedback instead of a physical click – similar to the trackpads on MacBooks.

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iPhone 7Reports suggest we could see a dual camera setup on the iPhone 7

Elsewhere in the same report, Bloomberg claims the iPhone 7 will come with without a headphone jack – a rumour which has been consistently backed up by numerous sources over the past few months.

Apple is said to be replacing the 3.5mm port with a second speaker, so expect to see some seriously improved audio from the new phone.

Bloomberg’s sources also backed up numerous reports and leaks which suggest the iPhone 7’s design will be similar to that of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, with Apple ditching its usual two-year redesign cycle.

Other details revealed in the report concern the oft-rumoured dual-camera setup, which could debut on the iPhone 7. The two lenses will apparently ‘capture colour differently’, merging the two images and making for brighter and more detailed shots.

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The new camera system should also allow for more clarity when zooming, as well as better low-light performance.

It’s worth noting that most reports in the preceding months have suggested this dual-lens setup will only appear on the larger version of the iPhone 7, but, like all this information, we’re yet to confirm anything.

We’re also still waiting on an official date for the handset’s final unveiling, with Apple remaining tight-lipped on just when the iPhone 7 will arrive.

Apple is expected to hold a launch event in early September, so stay tuned for more information.

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